It’s a familiar feeling – laundry rooms often get lost in the shuffle and put on the back burner, becoming glorified closets and dead zones when it comes to design.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Laundry rooms are terrific candidates for all sorts of design choices, and not just safe ones – they offer an opportunity to be bold and throw in a pop of color that takes your laundry space from drab to fabulous.

Where Function Meets Beauty

Laundry rooms need to be functional, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be beautiful.

Here are a few quick inspirations to get your design mind in gear:


Shelves are useful for storing the things you need for the space to function, but why not consider moving those things into a cabinet and lining your shelves and walls with art, collectibles, antiques, glassware or anything else that could help the room fit the design of your home?

Add some color:

Laundry rooms don’t have to be neutral and bland, especially if your home incorporates pops of color throughout. Have an eye-catching shade in the living room or kitchen near the laundry room? Bring splashes of it into the laundry room itself and end up with a more cohesive overall feel.

Don’t forget the doors:

Simply considering how to spice up the entrance to your laundry room can have a big impact. Go for a barn door, a modern option or decorations and color for the existing door.

Think about accents:

Countertops, backsplash and tile and stone accents aren’t just for the kitchen. Bring them into the laundry room, as well, for some needed interest and contrast.

The Perfect Natural Stone for Your Project

There are all sorts of options to help you achieve the look you’re after, from slabs to stone tile, and Walker Zanger can find your perfect fit.

Quartzite and Secolo Porcelain slabs are ideal for laundry rooms. Secolo Porcelain options, which are thinner than traditional stone slabs, offer the premium look of marble veining and the convenience of porcelain, which is important in a functional space. Quartzite, a relative newcomer to the stone-slab market, also mimics traditional granite, marble, and hybrid slabs.

The Duquesa™ Collection offers a variety of hand-painted tile options on cream backgrounds that look great in laundry spaces, while HUB porcelain tile, large-format textured and patterned Bera & Beren porcelain tile and the unusually soft-looking texture of Tatami stone tile are also fantastic choices.

Slabs and tile are great options for taking that first leap into the daring, bold and striking design is traditionally boring laundry spaces.